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Non-bento #36 & 37: Totoro egg in the blanket & cookies

May 9, 2011

in Baking,bento,non bento

It’s so much fun to play with the Totoro cookie cutter/food mold I made, I couldn’t stop playing with it. I made two different dishes with the Totoro food cutter/food shaper, but I’m going to post both of them in here.

Non-bento #36: Totoro egg in the basket

Non-bento #36: Totoro egg in the basket

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Non-bento #36: Totoro egg in the blanket
Created and eaten on 5/5/2011

Whenever I see an egg shaper, I see an “egg in the blanket” using the shaper, so I decided to try it. “Egg in the blanket” has many different names but basically it’s a slice of bread with a hole, cooked on a pan, and an egg cooked inside the hole.

I used the cutter on a piece of bread first, melted butter on a pan, and cooked the bread. I didn’t want to flip it after I put the egg in, so I cooked both sides before cracking the egg into the hole.

Non-bento #36: Totoro egg in the basket

Great quick breakfast in the morning

Non-bento #36: Totoro egg in the basket

Of course, anything tastes better in the shape of Totoro!

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies
Created and eaten on: 5/6/2011

And I finally made some Totoro hard cookies! I mixed cocoa powder in one batch and matcha (green tea) powder in the other. First I made plain ones to test the baking time, then for the next batch, I made two different kinds of Totoro in two different colors. One is a full Totoro with stomach, nose, and everything, and another one is the “ghost” Totoro.

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Blank Totoro! You can decorate them with icing and stuff.

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Totoro cookies!

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

I love matcha flavored food.

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Totoro ghosts also look like Moomins.

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Pile of Totoros!

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

Non-bento #37: Totoro cookies

I’m very happy with the Totoro food cutter/shaper I made. It’s very sturdy and easy to clean. I’m sure I’ll be using it a lot in the future.

I made a set on flickr for the food I made with the Totoro food cutter/shaper, so check it out other food I made with the cutter!

Fun with a Totoro food cutter/shaper set on flickr!

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento and non-bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page. (On the photos in the “Bent and non-bento!” set on my flickr, you can see the notes on the food explaining what they are.)

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NongtipaNo Gravatar May 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm

nom nom nom!!! what kind of cookie dough did you use? shortbread perhaps? they look awesome! I am seriously going to make myself a cookie cutter and do a totoro baking day! props to you anna!

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar May 10, 2011 at 10:17 am

Nongtipa
The cookie recipe I used was more like a hard cookie/hardtack with just tiny bit of sugar. (I don’t like my sweets to be too sweet) But you can use any cookie recipe for this! Good luck!

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ellaphoneNo Gravatar June 14, 2012 at 10:56 pm

do you mind posting your recipe? This is super cool and I want to make it for my friend’s birthday. But I’m very new to baking and don’t know any good recipes (i also don’t like my cookies sweet). So could you give me yours pleaaaaase :D ?

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C.T. KirkpatrickNo Gravatar May 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm

You are so creative. My little boy would go wild for these cookies!

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oen_priyantoNo Gravatar May 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

hi anna, your totoro cookies are very cute and their eyes look so funny… love it, love it, love it……

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BoomboNo Gravatar May 10, 2011 at 4:49 am

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, they look so yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LeticiaNo Gravatar May 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

Hi Anna, I love it and every fun food you do. I study journalism in Brazil and I want to do an interview with you. Are you interested? Please, say yes! I hope your answer. Thanks.

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar May 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

Leticia,
YES! Email me questions at annathered[at]gmail[dot]com!

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LeticiaNo Gravatar May 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Thanks Anna!
I have already the email.

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sheriNo Gravatar May 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm

They do look like Moomin!
Love the choco and matcha together. Your work is so clean and exact; I really enjoy looking at it :D

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TiffyNo Gravatar October 21, 2011 at 9:37 am

They look sooo cute :)
May I ask what did you use for the eyes and the belly? Did you use icing sugar paste?

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar November 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Eyes and the belly are plain cookie dough, but you can definitely use icing too!

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mandyNo Gravatar November 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I love these and i love your blog.!!! Yoir new biggest fan :)

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MeiNo Gravatar January 4, 2012 at 9:58 am

So cute…. I wonder is there a way i can follow or subscribe your blog thru email?
Did not see the subscribe button.

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COOKIES xDNo Gravatar January 17, 2012 at 1:15 am

Hi! I love your blog and your totoro cookies are soo adorable xD Can I get the cookie recipe that you used? :)

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LobzikNo Gravatar October 9, 2012 at 4:56 am

Hello Anna! i like you blog a lot!!! where i can buy the Totoro Icon Cookie Cutter? because my kids are big fan of Hayao Miyazaki heroes and they realy want to eat some delicious Totoro cookies!!! thank you!

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NatNo Gravatar October 20, 2012 at 2:57 am

Hey Lobzik,

She made it herself-here’s the link to the tutorial:
http://www.annathered.com/2011/05/02/how-to-make-a-cookie-cutter-food-shaper/

How cool is it?!?

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CasperNo Gravatar February 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

Hello. Just to tell you that this website http://manga.tv/blog/2013/02/cookie-totoro/ seems to be using your pictures without your consent.

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